Awhile back, I wrote the tech support folks at Kumho, and was assured
that rotating and/or flipping their tires is perfectly OK by them - so
that's what I do.
BTW, I was also told they will be bringing out a new line of R-tires
that will marketed alongside the present line (but called Ecsta, to
tie-in to their new street line). Supposedly there will be some carcass
enhancements. Due out around the first of next year, according to the
guy I traded email with.
"Runnion, Ed" wrote:
> Quick question on Kumho tires :
> I am running my first set of Kumho tires on my ESP Chevy Impala SS (running
> 275/40R17 tires). It's a BIG car with a lotta torque (approx 370 ft-lbs at
> the flywheel!), and due to driving style (which I'm working on, but....) the
> rear tires are noticably more worn than the fronts....across the tread.
> Do Kumhos work best if you go ahead and "rotate" them (either F/R or F/R and
> side to side), or do they work best just keeping them on one corner until
> they are gone? If I don't "rotate" them, its obvious the rears are gonna
> be gone before the fronts.
> Thanks in advance. Please copy me directly on any replies, as I am only on
> the "digest" version of this list.
> Ed Runnion Sunnyvale CA
> 96 Chevy Impala SS, SFR-SCCA ESP #984